Giants select Pittsburgh offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty with final pick of NFL Draft

Curtis Rawls

The New York Giants used their final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to select Pittsburgh offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty.

Giants’ fans thought Bisnowaty’s selection couldn’t come soon enough. The Giants didn’t address their offensive needs in the draft, much to the chagrin of those who think every draft pick should have been spent on the offensive line.

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Bisnowaty, the 202nd overall pick, could help silence the critics.


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Bisnowaty is a big man (6’6”, 304 pounds) with four years’ experience as a starting tackle and a two-time All-ACC selection. He plays with the perquisite mean streak required of the position and finishes blocks with power. In 2016, Bisnowaty allowed just one sack.

He has impressive instincts and patience when it comes to recognizing and picking up blitzes, stunts, and delays. Bisnowaty has seen it all in four years in the Atlantic Coast Conference and will not be fooled by defenses. Besides his raw power, Bisnowaty’s best asset coming to the Giants is his experience.

Injuries have been a concern for Bisnowaty. He missed time on three occasions—including once for a back injury. He isn’t flexible or agile and plays like he’s heavier than his 304 pounds. He is not going to astound with quickness or bend. Bisnowaty will probably never play on the left side of an NFL offensive line because of his lack of quickness. He also has limitations as a blocker because of his average arm length (only 33 7/8”) and questionable agility.

The Giants did not address their offensive line needs in the draft. They picked a tight end (Evan Engram), defensive tackle (Dalvin Tomlinson), quarterback (Davis Webb), running back (Wayne Gallman), and a defensive end (Avery Moss) before selecting Bisnowaty.

Bisnowaty’s selection will be a resounding success if he can compete with Bobby Hart or D.J Fluker. He certainly doesn’t lack confidence.

“I’m excited to get started and get there and get rolling,” Bisnowaty said on a conference call. “I’m a nasty football player. I get after people…I make sure the guy across from me want to quit.”

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